Clive Tucker

European Tour Coach

Coaching Philosophy

I’ve always enjoyed helping determined golfers improve and achieve their goals. My aim is to find simple, and effective ways to accelerate the process of improving any part of your game that will lead to achieving the results you want. Giving you the tools to maintain the progress, and even push beyond is the ultimate reward.

The best way to kick start your coaching programme is to arrange an obilgation-free chat with me to discuss which one of my programmes best fits your current goals.

This can be done over the phone or in-person at the Mannings Heath Estate in the heart of the Sussex countryside. During our chat we can discuss your golf game and work through how best tailor a plan to help you. I offer three types of programmes which are outlined below. All my services can be offered on a individual, package or retainer basis.

This long term programme is dictated by either, your own observations, or better still, up to date statistics. This pinpoints tailoring the best plan to improve what it going to make the most difference to your game. Below are some examples of these I have put in place with my students:
  • Full swing changes for more consistency and accuracy
  • Tactical game and course management
  • Wedge game control
  • Tour level putting
  • How to control, improve and select the correct finesse shot from greenside
This option is retainer based, as the commitment is set over a longer period of time. Typically 8 to 10 months.
This program takes influence from data insights of your current game. An evidence gathered process, based firstly on our initial conversation, and secondly, and I believe more importantly, observing how you play over the course of 9 holes.
We then tailor a plan, focusing on two aspects of your game, that by improving these first will have the most impact on results. Work is also aligned by the time of year and your golfing commitments.
If you are just starting out and need guidance of where to start the coach driven programme will fit the widest set of abilities and give you a clear learning path.
We can cover any part of the game from:
  • Swing Fundamentals
  • Driving
  • Iron play
  • Pitching
  • Chipping
  • Bunker play
  • Putting
  • Course management

Swing Studio & Mevo+

Another great addition to 2024, we now have the FligthScope Mevo+ on site at Mannings Heath. Great for the winter months, the combinaton of my new studio and FligthScope Mevo+ enables us to keep working throughout the winter in any weather. The new FligthScope Mevo+ adds the next level of feedback and guidance to our practice with it's super efficient radar technology.

  • Dial in club distances troughout the bag
  • Work on wedge gapping indoors
  • Ball flight measurement and spin control
  • Ball and club testing

To book in some time with the Mevo+ check out my Contact section. Use the link below for more extended videos of me teaching with the Mevo+

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About Clive

Clive Tucker is recognised as one of Europe’s most sought after teaching professionals. He spent 10 years playing on the European and South African Tours and competed in 5 British Open Championships and was PGA Golfer of the year twice.

However, coaching was never far from his mind and he set about improving the skills that were needed. This process took some years but he became a PGA Advanced Fellow Professional, PGA Specialist Professional, a European Tour Coach and a Golf Monthly top 50 coach.

He has worked with high profile Tour Players including Graeme McDowell, David Howell, Darren Clarke, Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn, Peter Fowler and Karen Stupples. Clive can count 18 official Tour wins on 3 continents in his coaching record. Whilst working with Clive, David Howell rose to 9th in the official Golf World rankings and Graeme McDowell to 4th in the world after his 2010 US Open win.

As Graeme McDowell said in June 2011; “I probably haven’t given Clive enough credit in my career because I worked with him for 4 years leading up to winning the US Open and I literally parted company with him 2 months before I won at Pebble, but he had really laid the foundation down that helped me to on and have the type of year I had”.

In June 2021 in the Sunday Times when David Howell was interviewed said; “The coach I look up to is Clive Tucker. Around 2001 I went to his door as I had a thirst for knowledge and had complete trust in him. We went from 150th in the world to my pinnacle of 9th, so it was an amazing 5 years. We disagreed all the time, but he always had an answer which made sense, so I have gone back to him.”


“ Clive has a wonderful personal style and a great sense of humour - the first thing we do when organising a major client outing is to check his availability.” Hoke Slaughter (Principal - Morgan Stanley)
Corporate golf days are a great way to strengthen business relationships. Specialising in the personal touch Clive prefers to limit numbers. Offering all of the guests an opportunity to work with Clive individually. This focus on the individual creates an extremely relaxing atmosphere, in which your clients can really improve their game.
They not only have a fantastic coaching and playing experience, but Clive also shares his experiences of both being a European Tour Player, Coach and Ryder Cup veteran.
On a larger scale team building events can motivate and inspire, improve communication and build team relationships. Each event is geared towards results whilst remaining fun. Clives experience, coupled with the beautiful surroundings of Mannings Heath Golf Club and the fantastic facilities means that participants will leave the event having received the very best in golfing hospitality.
Clive has worked with many different corporate Clients from Virgin Atlantic to Morgan Stanley.